Meet the Team

Harold Thimbleby is Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University. His passion is designing dependable computer systems to accommodate human error. harold has been a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder and Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. He is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry and was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh in 2012. He is a visiting professor at UCL and Middlesex University.

Harold has over 500 publications and wrote the book Press On, which won the American Publishers’ Association best book award in computer science.

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Please direct all enquiries to Harold's Research Manager, Victoria Hurst:

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Room 505
Department of Computer Science
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP
United Kingdom

Phone: +44(0)1792 606574 
Fax: +44(0)1792 295708

Internal extension: 6574 

Jay Doyle, TecHealth Impact Facilitator

Jay's role as Techealth Impact Facilitator is to support and develop close engagement with industry, healthcare providers and funders. The role encompasses horizon-scanning activities to identify further opportunities to secure funding, collaborations and impact from research, as well as providing organisational support for such activities. 


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+44 (0) 1792 513026

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Dr Gerrit Niezen

Gerrit Niezen is a postdoctoral researcher at Swansea University. He works on the CHI+MED (Computer-Human Interaction for Medical Devices) project, an EPSRC-funded project to improve the safety of interactive medical devices. Previously he was a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial Design at TU Eindhoven. He received BEng Computer Engineering and MEng Computer Engineering (with distinction) degrees from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. After spending a brief period in industry, he returned to the University of Pretoria as a lecturer, teaching undergraduate classes in software engineering and network security, as well as a postgraduate class in wireless sensor networks. After completing a PhD in the Netherlands, he joined the Computer Science Department at Swansea University in September 2012.


Ontologies and the semantic web, Interaction design, Ubiquitous computing, Wireless sensor networks, Gesture recognition.


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+44 (0) 1792 295393

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Dr Patrick Oladimeji

Patrick Oladimeji is a post-doctoral researcher in the Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University. He is also a research assistant on the CHI+MED project.

Research Interests

  • Number entry interfaces in interactive devics
  • Errors in human computer interaction
  • Safety critical human computer interaction
  • Interactive information visualisation


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+44 (0) 1792 295393

Dr Karen Li

Dr. Karen Yunqiu Li is a EPSRC postdoctoral research fellow in the FITLab, Swansea University. She holds a Bsc in Automatic Control Engineering (NUAA), a Msc in Information Technology (LU) and a PhD in Network Communication (LU).

Karen is currently working on the CHI+MED project as a postdoctoral researcher.


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Dr Huawei Tu

Dr Huawei Tu is a research officer on the CHI+MED project, based in the Computer Science department at Swansea University.


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+44 (0) 1792 295393

Abigail Cauchi

Abigail Cauchi is a PhD student on the CHI+MED project and is based at the Future Interaction Technologies Lab at Swansea University. Abigail's interests are in human computer interaction and interaction design, stochastic methods, formal methods and development tools for safe and usable safety critical systems.

Abigail completed her MSc. in Computing and Future Interaction Technologies at Swansea University and holds a BSc. (Hons) in Information Technology from the University of Malta.


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